Family Faith News
Holy Family Parish
Sunday, May 8, 2022
mother's day: a celebration for our mothers!
For their love, patience, and care for us, our mother's should be celebrated every day, not just today! In the month of May, we not only honor our own mothers, but the mother of Jesus. Our Blessed Virgin Mary is a model of love for us all. It is an incredible gift that the Easter season includes the Marian month of May. As we continue to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, it is only fitting to celebrate His mother and our mother too.
This Mother's Day, show your mom, grandma, and all the "mothers" in your life you care! Happy Mother's Day to all our mothers!
mass readings for sunday, may 8: Fourth Sunday of Easter
This weekend's Gospel message reminds us of the clear image of Jesus as the Good Shepard. This image demonstrates his lordship and leadership of His flock as he explains, “My sheep hear My voice.”
As the Lord's true sheep, we follow and obey Him because we know and recognize His voice. Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." Jesus is our protector and Shepherd who guards and guides, who feeds and protects us from the dangers of life and defends us from anyone who tries to take us away from Him. Although at times, we know it is difficult to stay focused and be open to His message. However, we are assured of this gift as we stay connected to hearing his voice!
Activities for Family
Mother's Day Crafts-Your Choice!
As we show appreciation and love to our mothers and the Blessed Virgin Mary, below are three fun craft ideas that children can create. These projects are bright, colorful, and can include a personal message of love, humor, and message from the Bible, similar to the pictures shown below.
If your child chooses to create these crafts or any other crafts, please send us pictures of your Mothers Day celebrations together! We will spotlight these photos in next week's newsletter!
As a family, complete and submit this Family Form by Friday, May 13. This form counts towards attendance and participation in our Family Faith Program.
Join Us in Celebration!
2022 Bishop’s Annual Appeal
Celebrating 40 Years— Continuing to Fan the Flame of Faith into Service
Holy Family Parish is at 85% of meeting our contribution goal for this year's Bishop's Annual Appeal! To date, pledges totaling $11,837.00 has been donated towards our $14,000.00 goal.
It is not too late to donate to this year's Bishop's Annual Appeal. We are grateful for the donations our parishioners have made! Kindly put your donations in an envelope labeled, "Bishop’s Appeal" and drop it in the collection baskets during Mass. Each gift, no matter how big or how small, is certainly welcome & greatly appreciated.
Donations from the Bishop's Annual Appeal benefits various ministries and areas throughout our Diocese. We truly appreciate your generosity and prayers. For more information about this year's Bishop Annual Appeal and ways to donate, click on this link:
Share your work!
snap a picture & share your crafts with us!
We welcome pictures of your children's projects and family engagement in Family Faith! Completion of the craft activities do count towards participation, so please feel free to email us a photo of the crafts that your children create! We will feature their work in our next Family Faith Newsletter!
- Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Once I receive your email, I will always send a reply email confirming I received it.
- Include your child's first and last name (as you would want it to appear in the newsletter) and session your child is registered in Family Faith.
- If you prefer we DO NOT include the photo in the next Family Faith Newsletter, please note that in your email.
Uplift Video of the Week!
Another Amazing Baseball Catch!
At the Toronto Blue Jay vs. New York Yankee Game this week, one young fan left the game very happy! A Toronto Blue Jays fan caught a home run ball hit by Yankees star, Aaron Judge. He selflessly gave it to the young Yankees fan wearing a Judge jersey! Following this catch, this boy got the chance to then meet Aaron Judge, his dream come true!
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